EMERGENCE SYMPOSIUM: Arts & Equity, Leading Social Change

REGISTRATION FOR THE FULL DAY EMERGENCE SYMPOSIUM, NOVEMBER 21, 2018 IS NOW OPEN!

Purple flower with triangles and prink text reading Emergence Arts and Equity: Leading Social Change
 

With four days of community arts activations (November 19-23, 2018) and a full-day conference (November 21, 2018), Emergence Symposium will convene over 150 community engaged arts practitioners, policy makers and community leaders for knowledge exchange, leadership development, creative self-reflection, mentorship and cross sectoral collaborations and critical discussions surrounding the theme of Arts and Equity. This large-scale symposium will build on the equity dialogue which Neighbourhood Arts Network has explored since its foundation in 2010. 

Toronto Arts Foundation's Neighourhood Arts Network invites you to join us for an inspirational full day gathering in conjunction with four days of community activations. Celebrate, nurture and participate in unique leadership development opportunities using community engaged arts as a spring board to explore important work and issues together.

Emergence is made possible thanks to the support of TD Bank Group and Humber’s Centre for Entrepreneurship.


EMERGENCE WEEK SCHEDULE

DAY 1: NOVEMBER 19, 2018
COMMUNITY ARTS ACTIVATIONS

  • An Essay about Immigration, Identity and Geopolitics 
    Presented in partnership with Lakeshore Arts and Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services
    Time TBC
    Lakeshore Arts Gallery, 2422 Lake Shore Blvd. West
     
  • Self-care workshop 
    Presented in partnership with ArtReach
    6:00-9:00PM
    Sketch, 180 Shaw St.
     

DAY 2: NOVEMBER 20, 2018
COMMUNITY ARTS ACTIVATIONS

  • An Essay about Immigration, Identity and Geopolitics 
    Presented in partnership with Lakeshore Arts and Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services
    Time TBC
    Lakeshore Arts Gallery, 2422 Lake Shore Blvd. West
     
  • Mapping Mentorship
    Presented in partnership with Platform A

    4:00-6:00PM
    Jumblies Theatre, 132 Fort York Blvd., Ground Floor  
     
  • Black to the Future 
    Presented in partnership with East End Arts
    7:00-9:00PM
    Project Gallery, 1151 Queen Street East
     

DAY 3: NOVEMBER 21, 2018
EMERGENCE SYMPOSIUM @ 8:30AM-6:00PM

Emergence Symposium was created by Neighbourhood Arts Network, a strategic initiative of Toronto Arts Foundation. This full-day gathering offers artists and community leaders valuable resources, facilitation skills, peer-to-peer learning opportunities and insights that will empower the community engaged arts sector and further promote more inclusiveness and equitable conditions within the neighbourhoods that our artists work.

Note: Sign-up for breakout sessions begins October 10, 2018
 

DAY 4: NOVEMBER 22, 2018
COMMUNITY ARTS ACTIVATIONS

  • An Essay about Immigration, Identity and Geopolitics 
    Presented in partnership with Lakeshore Arts and Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services
    Time TBC
    Lakeshore Arts Gallery, 2422 Lake Shore Blvd. West
     
  • Art as Medicine
    Presented in partnership with North York Arts
    12:00-4:30PM
    North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St.
  • Flourishing: Somewhere We Stay Authentic
    Presented in partnership with Tangled Arts

    7:00-8:00PM
    Tangled Gallery, 401 Richmond St.

  • UNITY
    Presented in partnership with CUE
    7:00-9:00PM
    Margin of Eras Gallery, 1684 Queen St. West
     

DAY 5: NOVEMBER 23, 2018
TD COMMUNITY ARTS AWARD RECEPTION